PM urges UAE to recruit more B’deshi manpower

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday requested the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government to recruit more Bangladeshi manpower, particularly the skilled and semi-skilled workers.”Bangladesh produces qualified engineers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, IT experts and certified accountants which could meet the growing demand of the UAE,” she said. The Prime Minister made the request when the newly appointed UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Saeed Bin Hajar Al Shehi paid a courtesy call on her at her office on Tuesday noon. After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed reporters.Laying emphasis on boosting bilateral trade and business, the Prime Minister urged the UAE businessmen to import Halal meat and fish from Bangladesh.She also invited more UAE investments in infrastructure development, agro-based industry, power, oil, gas and mineral exploration, education and ICT sectors.Sheikh Hasina expressed her happiness over the government to government cooperation in Dubai Ports World at New Mooring Container Terminal in Chittagong, the inland container depot with railway connectivity in Dhaka and the Mongla Port. Ambassador-At-Large M Ziauddin, Principal Secretary Shaikh Md Wahid Uz Zaman, PMO Secretary Md Abul Kalam Azad and Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad were present.